What Mommy Wore for the Everybody, Everywear Blazer Challenge

Just in case anyone has been hiding under a rock (or in their house like I’ve been), the weather across most of the United States has been hideous this winter, and for those watching updates about the Superbowl this past Sunday you know that North Texas was hit with the worst storm (we’ve) had in almost 20 years during that time.  Now, being a Phoenician transplanted in DFW, I do NOT like being cold.  Give me 112 degrees any day, but these single digit temps force me to throw on a pair of fuzzy socks, bundle up in my ratty college sweatshirts and hunker down by the fire.  On the very rare occasion I do have to venture out of my house (for things like groceries), this is what I resemble before I bundle up in my warmest coat and scarf:

Lucky Brand shirt dress: Thrifted from the Goodwill Boutique

Jeans: my trusty Big Star’s

Boots: Mossimo Supply Company, a gift from my mom for Christmas that I seem to live in lately

Belt: I think it’s from Target, but it’s so old who knows!

Then along came today…the weatherman says that before we get slammed with another ice storm tonight it’s going to be a whopping fifty-three degrees!  I know, stop the presses, pull out all your summer clothes and wear them all in a day if you can.  So I did-kinda.  See, the girls on over at Everybody, Everywear challenged the FBFF community to showcase how you wear a the classic blazer.  And since I wanted to free my legs from jeans and sweatpants hell, I pulled out my favorite summer dress and winterized it with my favorite blazer and a pair of warm tights.

Dress: London Eyes, thrifted from the Hurst Goodwill.  This dress caught my eye a while ago and although it’s a tad big, a belt helps alleviate the tent look (the belt is from another shirt, but I wear it often with dresses)

Blazer: Semantiks (Nordstrom brand) , thrifted from the Rufe Snow Goodwill.  I had seen it on a Monday, decided that it wasn’t worth the $9.99 price tag it had on it and then when I came back two days later for half priced sale day it was still there.  It’s hard for me to find blazers with sleeves long enough for my freakishly long arms, and this one is perfect.  I wear it all the time with jeans too.

Tights: Wolford, found here.  These tights were a splurge, but I needed a good pair of warm tights that weren’t going to snag so easily.  Having a kid increases snags ten-fold!

Black patent pumps: Pulse, thrifted from the Camp Bowie Goodwill (my husband noticed they still had the $25 price tag on the bottom this morning, which I was glad he caught before I left the house)

Turquoise colored jewelry: Made by me years ago to go with another top, but I love that it matches this dress

It was actually quite funny-I just received The Lucky Guide to Mastering Any Style: How to Wear Iconic Looks and Make Them Your Own yesterday and was flipping through to see where I “fit in”.  I have always thought I was more of the classic look and sure enough, that’s me for the most part.  The really funny part though was is that the blazer is my iconic piece!  I have to agree, since I have at least ten in my closet.  Has anyone else read this book?  If so, what is your style?

Well, this has been a lot of fun!  I can’t wait for Liz and Linda to announce their next challenge.  If you haven’t jumped on board already, this is a challenge that’s a lot of fun (and minimally time invasive).  Thanks ladies!

‘Til next time,



8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Melissa
    Feb 08, 2011 @ 14:55:56

    I love that you said hunker down. I usually only hear that during hurricane season.

    That dress looks absolutely amazing on you. Belting it and adding a blazer is perfection! You look gorgeous!


  2. Linda W
    Feb 08, 2011 @ 15:34:47

    Good deal on the blazer. Sometimes it pays to walk away and come back later.

    I could not disagree more about the weather though. I am a native East Coaster and when I was living in Austin I just about melted everyday of the summer. The heat and I are not friends…You are a stronger woman than I…

    The Auspicious Life


  3. linleyshea
    Feb 08, 2011 @ 17:54:58

    thanks for stopping by my blog! (: and always glad to hear from other boxer lovers! (they are the best!) sorry about your seven year old pup… that’s always a horrible day. last summer we had to put down my parent’s boxer (she was 11). i grew up with her and when i think about it too long, i cry. they are such family dogs!

    anyway… love your blazer look! and the pretty, bright colors in that dress! what a great piece to carry into spring!


  4. Daisymay
    Feb 09, 2011 @ 01:42:16

    That yellow an teal dress is so pretty

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  5. Rocio Lie
    Feb 09, 2011 @ 09:07:00

    I love that dress! It can easily transform from season to season. You styled it well for winter=) So you are now in DFW? Wah had I known so many bloggers lived there I might not have moved lol. I moved to another part of TX late last year. Btw thanks for stopping by my blog and thanks for the comment as well!=)


  6. Jewelscapes
    Feb 09, 2011 @ 11:25:00

    Love your shirt dress outfit, and great job taking a fun colorful dress and making it winter style!
    Thank you so much for linking up with Jewelscapes Bejeweled Wednesdays too!


  7. Melanie
    Feb 10, 2011 @ 06:52:55

    Gorgeous! I just adore your blazer look.

    Melanie@Unravelled Threads
    Follow @UnraveldThreads on twitter!


  8. Olivia
    Feb 11, 2011 @ 15:21:35

    You are preaching to shivering cold choir about winter ! Will it ever end here? Doesn’t seem likely: hence the lack of outfit posts…As for strutting it in sky high heels, walking very slowly is key…

    In other news, you in the blazer over girly dress = adorableness. MWAH!



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